is my vid card going out?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Skizoid, Mar 25, 2002.

  1. Skizoid

    Skizoid Guest

    Been experiencing random system lockups that are getting more frequest as of late to a point that they are no longer "random" but happen each time I access given software, and I have started receiving error messages when i reboot the computer stating " nv4_dsp module error" which is a part of the nVidias driver set for GeForce cards according to dxdiag. I have reinstalled win xp, downloaded all the patches and updated video and sound drivers (detonator 28.32 and newest sb 5.1 xp drivers) and even rolledback to my old 23.11 drivers, reinstalled the software that was working correctly before but i get the most freezes in now and I'm still getting system lockup each time i run it. Did run the DXdiag.exe and pass the directdraw test but system stops each time on the direct 3D test. Do you guys have any idea how to test the vid card to determine if thats whats causing all my headaches or maybe its my mb thats going out? Each time I try to play EQ or DAoC for example I get to the character selection screen and system just freezes :( but both games were working fine last week and I have not installed or changed anything on my system.

    My system is:
    AMD 1.4ghz
    768 mb ram
    jetway motherboard
    geforce3 64mb card with 28.32 drivers
    sb 5.1 live xgamer
    80mb ultra ATA hd
  2. NeoXP

    NeoXP Guest

    I am having a similar issue on one of my computers! Whenever I run a game it gives the same type of error w/ the
    IRQ_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL and always has one of my nVidia .dll's listed. I cannot run any games otherwise this happens. I have updated to latest bios as suggested by the blue screen. It also suggests turning bios cache and shadow off. I am not sure exactly what this means. Maybe someone can help us out. Tried removing some memory but got the same issue...

    Asus A7M266 w/ AMD 1.33
    512 DDR 2100
    (2) Maxtor 80 Gigs
    GeForce 3 Ti500
    SB Live! Gamer
    TDK 32x and 24x Burners :confused:
  3. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    try moving any cards near your Geforce to other slots. Something is sharing an IRQ with it (sharing an irq is not a problem 99% of times but now and again it is) So if there is anything in the slot directly next to the geforce move it a slot down or such and see if that helps.